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Thoma — 50 years

Jerry and Mary Thoma
Mary and Jerry Thoma in 1970

Gerald (Jerry) and Mary Thoma, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday.

Cards may be sent to1260 N. 25th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

Their family includes Tim and Della Thoma and Mark and Jennifer Thoma. They have two granddaughters and a step granddaughter.

They met at Steelman’s Roller Rink in January 1969 while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. They were married at Sacred Heart Church on Jan. 17, 1970.

He retired in 1998 from the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. He then worked at Iowa Central Community College as the Criminal Justice coordinator until his full retirement. She is a part-time substitute teacher for the Fort Dodge Community School system.